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The Talbot Road

The Talbot Road

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

The Talbot Road

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Elgin
The City of St. Thomas
On the north side of Fingall Line (Road 16)
630 m west of Road 4, street number 40012

Coordinates: N 42 46.541 W 81 13.141


Plaque Text

This road, named after Col. Thomas Talbot, the founder of the Talbot Settlement, was one of Upper Canada's earliest pioneer highways. Surveyed in 1804 by John Bostwick, it ran from Sayle's Mills (Waterford) to Port Talbot. In 1809 portions of the road line were changed by Mahlon Burwell who ran it through the site of St. Thomas. Two years later he was ordered to extend the road to Amherstburg and to survey branch lines connecting with the settlements to the north. By means of this early colonization road much of the north shore of Lake Erie was settled.

Related Ontario plaques
The Talbot Settlement
Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell 1783-1846
Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot 1771-1853



St. Thomas Plaques

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